Dr. Mario is a 1990 action puzzle video game produced by Gunpei Yokoi and designed by Takahiro Harada. Nintendo developed and published the game for the Nintendo Entertainment System and Game Boy consoles; the game's soundtrack was composed by Hirokazu Tanaka. In this falling block puzzle game, the player's objective is to destroy the viruses populating the on-screen playing field by using colored capsules that are tossed into the field by Mario, who assumes the role of a doctor; the player manipulates each capsule as it falls, with the goal being to align similar colors which removes the viruses. The player progresses through the game by eliminating all the viruses on the screen in each level. Dr. Mario received positive reception; the game has been ported, remade, or has had a sequel on every Nintendo home console since the NES as well as most portable consoles, including a re-release in 2004 on the Game Boy Advance as part of the Classic NES Series. Modified versions of Dr. Mario exist as minigames in WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgames!, Brain Age 2: More Training in Minutes a Day!, Brain Age: Concentration Training.
A Wii U spin-off game, Dr. Luigi, was released in 2013 as part of the Year of Luigi celebration. Dr. Mario is a falling block tile-matching video game in which Mario assumes the role of a doctor, tossing two-colored medical capsules into a medicine bottle representing the playing field; this area is populated by viruses of three colors: red and blue, which stay in their starting position until removed. In a manner and style considered similar to Tetris, the player manipulates each capsule as it vertically falls 1 unit of space at a time, able to move it left or right and rotate it 90 degrees in either clockwise or counter-clockwise; when four or more capsule halves or viruses of matching color are aligned in vertical or horizontal configurations, they are removed from play. Any remaining capsule halves or whole capsules which are now not supported by a virus or capsule will fall to the bottom of the playing field or until it hits another supported object, any new 4-in-a-row alignments created from this will be removed.
The main objective is to complete levels, accomplished by eliminating all viruses from the playing field. A game over occurs if capsules fill up the playing field in a way that obstructs the bottle's narrow neck. After each 5th level is completed on Medium or High difficulty, up to level 20, a cut-scene is shown where the virus trio is sitting on a tree as music plays and an object flies across the screen. Players are first brought to the options screen, where the starting level, game speed, music can be chosen; the initial level chosen is a value between zero and twenty that determines the number of viruses to clear, the three-game speed options change how fast the capsules fall within the bottle. The player's score is based on the elimination of viruses and the chosen game speed, with bonus points for clearing more than 1 in a single line. After level 20 you can continue playing to accumulate points, but the number of viruses to clear remains the same. Dr. Mario offers a multiplayer gaming mode in which two players compete against each other in separate playing fields.
In this mode, the player's goal is to clear their own playing field of viruses before the other player does. Eliminating multiple viruses or initiating chain reactions can cause additional capsules to fall onto the opponent's playing field. A player wins a single game upon eliminating all the viruses; the first player to win three games wins overall. Dr. Mario was produced by Gunpei Yokoi, creator of the Game Boy and Game & Watch handheld systems, designed by Takahiro Harada, who acted as producer of the Metroid series; the game's music re-used and arranged in games such as Super Smash Bros. Melee, was composed by Hirokazu Tanaka, who became president of Creatures Inc. an affiliate of Nintendo that owns one-third of the copyright regarding the Pokémon franchise. Dr. Mario spawned a number of ports that were released on various Nintendo consoles; the original version's multiplayer portion was ported to two Nintendo arcade systems in 1990: the Nintendo Vs. System and the PlayChoice-10. An enhanced remake of Dr. Mario was paired with Tetris in the Super Nintendo Entertainment System compilation game Tetris & Dr. Mario, released on 30 December 1994.
This version of Dr. Mario was re-released in Japan on 30 March 1997, as a downloadable title for the Super Famicom's Satellaview peripheral, under the name Dr. Mario BS Version, it was re-released again in Japan as a downloadable game for the Super Famicom's and Game Boy's Nintendo Power cartridges. The NES version was ported twice to the Game Boy Advance: first in 2004 as one of thirty games in the Classic NES Series bundled with a version of the Puzzle League series in 2005 under the title Dr. Mario & Puzzle League, this time with updated graphics and new music to choose from. On 20 May 2003, Nintendo released the "GameCube Preview Disc" for the GameCube, which allows players to download the NES version of Dr. Mario to their Game Boy Advance consoles using the Nintendo GameCube – Game Boy Advance link cable; the original Game Boy version was made available on the Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console in 2011 and 2012. The NES version was released on the Wii U Virtual Console in 2014 and was included as one of the launch titles for Nintendo Switch Online on September 19, 2018.
Dr. Mario and its re-releases received positive reviews, although some parents were critical of its premise due to its inclusion of medicine in a children's game. One notably negative review, by AC
Guri Tambs-Lyche was a Norwegian activist for international solidarity and women's rights. She was born in Trondheim as a daughter of Elsa Rasmussen, her father was a mathematician and Mot Dag affiliate, from an early age Guri Tambs-Lyche was influenced by her father's speeches in the Student Society in Trondheim. Her mother was a pioneer in maternal hygiene work, her father became a professor. She studied technical drawing at the Norwegian National Academy of Craft and Art Industry, joined the Workers' Youth League while studying. During the occupation of Norway by Nazi Germany she was a member of the resistance movement, so was her husband Wilhelm, her job was to distribute illegal newspapers. After the war she joined the Communist Party of Norway, wrote in Friheten, but she was excluded in the aftermath of the Peder Furubotn case. In 1948 she was a co-founder of Norges Demokratiske Kvinneforbund. In 1954 the organization became a part of Norsk Kvinneforbund, she was on the editorial board of their magazine Kvinner hjemme og ute named Kvinner i tiden, was editor-in-chief for a time.
She participated on international women's congresses. After the death of her husband she lived in Sweden for seven years in Norway again where she rejoined the Communist Party. After the disbanding of Norsk Kvinneforbund, she became a prominent member in the national branch of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, she lived in Lund, Sweden for the last two years of her life, died her home on March 2008
Baylor College of Medicine Teen Health Clinic referred to as Baylor Teen Health Clinic, is a network of nine clinics located in Houston, Texas. Established in 1968 as a maternity program for teens, the Baylor Teen Health Clinic now offers comprehensive reproductive health and family planning care at free or low-cost to males and females ages 13–25; the clinic provides general health counseling as well as prenatal care and postpartum training to teen-age boys and girls. Today the clinics welcome over 26,000 patient visits per year. Affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Baylor Teen Health clinic is a non-profit clinic and research institute; the mission of the clinic is to provide health care equal to or better in quality than the private sector. The Baylor Teen Health Clinic traces its roots back to the Joyce Goldfarb Development Clinic, established in 1969 as a one-day per week maternity clinic located in the Jefferson Davis Hospital. Jefferson Davis Hospital was delivering over 10,000 babies per year, at a time when Texas had an infant mortality rate of over 20 deaths per 1,000 live births.
When Dr. Goldfarb died unexpectedly in 1972, the clinic lost its Rockefeller Grant funding. Dr. Peggy Smith was hired with the intention to shut down the clinic, but she decided to revive the clinic in 1971 and shifted its focus to reproductive care, serving males and females ages 13–22. Dr. Smith has since established outreach clinics beyond the Texas Medical Center in community locations and high school campuses with low-income, indigent populations; the Teen Health Clinics serve neighborhoods known for high rates of infant mortality, sexuality transmitted infections and teen pregnancy. In 1990, the Foundation for Teen Health, a 5013 non-profit organization, was established to support Baylor Teen Health Clinic; the objective of the Foundation for Teen Health is to garner funds from philanthropic donors and grants, to increase community awareness of the clinics. Started in 1998, the young men's programs collaborated with the Texas Attorney General's Office and the Texas Department of State Health Services.
Programs include the fatherhood Initiative Program and Specialized Male Clinic to serve the medical needs of young men between 17 and 25 years old. The programs play a part in the prevention of untimely pregnancies and sexually transmitted infections. Nuo grant enabled the Clinic offer assistance to young males with finding employment, taking the GED, obtaining vocational training and applying for college. Through her work with the Baylor Teen Health Clinic, Dr. Peggy Smith has won various awards over the years; some awards and honors include: Child Abuse Prevention Council Heritage Award Good Samaritan Award Kezia DePelchin Award see DePelchin Children's Center Kathryn S. Stream Award for Excellence in Women's Health Care The Texas Medical Association Foundation's John P. McGovern Champions of Health, Secondary Honor As part of Baylor College of Medicine, Baylor Teen Health Clinic engages in academic research and has published over 130 articles in peer-reviewed journals ranging from Adolescence to the North American Journal of Psychology.
In 1982, Dr. Smith was the first author of an article in USA Today entitled The Male Role in Teen Pregnancy. Dr. Smith has published six books. General topics for research include adolescent high-risk sexual behaviors, young fathers and male development programs and reproductive health, social determinants of health, HIV/AIDS risk reduction; some of the references: Smith, P. B. Weinman, M. Mumford D. M. Social and affective factors associated with adolescent pregnancy. Journal of School Health, 90-93, February 1982. Smith P. B. Weinman M. Johnson T. C. Wait R. B. Incentives and Their Influence on Appointment Compliance in a Teenage Family Planning Clinic. Journal of Adolescent Health Care 11:445-448, 1990. Smith P. B. Weinman M. Cultural Implications for Public Health Policy for Pregnant Hispanic Adolescents. Health Values 19:3-9, 1995. Smith P. B. Buzi R. S. Weinman M. L. Programs for Young Fathers: Essential Components and Evaluation Issues. North American Journal of Psychology 4: 81-92, 2002. Smith P. B. Novello G. and Chacko M.
R. Does Immediate Access to Birth Control Help Prevent Pregnancy? A Comparison on Onsite Provision Versus Off Campus Referral for Contraception at Two School-Based Clinics. Journal of Applied Research on Children: Informing Policy for Children at Risk, 2 2011; the Baylor Teen Health Clinic Website Baylor College of Medicine Website Foundation for Teen Health Website
These Were The Earlies is the debut studio album by The Earlies, released in 2004 in the UK before releasing in the US the year later. These Were the Earlies received positive reviews from critics. On Metacritic, the album holds a score of 84/100 based on 15 reviews, indicating "universal acclaim." Lyrics: Brandon Carr/John-Mark Lapham. Music: Brandon Carr/Giles T. Hatton/John Mark-Lapham/Christian Madden. "In the Beginning..." – 0:26 "One of Us Is Dead" – 5:56 "Wayward Song" – 6:16 "Slow Man's Dream" – 4:49 "25 Easy Pieces" – 4:51 "Morning Wonder" – 5:34 "The Devil's Country" – 5:50 "Song for #3" – 4:15 "Lows" – 4:46 "Bring It Back Again" – 5:31 "Dead Birds" – 2:48
The New Zealand men's national field hockey team known as the Black Sticks Men, is the national team for men's hockey of New Zealand, under the New Zealand Hockey Federation. At the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, they upset Australia to win gold, becoming the first non-Asian/European team to clinch the gold medal, they have won silver and bronze at the 2002 and 2010 Commonwealth Games. 1956 – 6th place 1960 – 5th place 1964 – 13th place 1968 – 7th place 1972 – 9th place 1976 – 1984 – 7th place 1992 – 8th place 2004 – 6th place 2008 – 7th place 2012 – 9th place 2016 – 7th place 2020 – Qualified 1973 – 7th place 1975 – 7th place 1982 – 7th place 1986 – 9th place 1998 – 10th place 2002 – 9th place 2006 – 8th place 2010 – 9th place 2014 – 7th place 2018 – 9th place 1998 – 6th place 2002 – 2006 – 5th place 2010 – 2014 – 4th place 2018 – 2012–13 – 2014–15 – 11th place 2016–17 – 12th place 2019 – 8th place 2020 – Qualified 1978 – 4th place 1983 – 6th place 1984 – 5th place 2004 – 6th place 2010 – 5th place 2011 – 4th place 2012 – 7th place 2003 – 4th place 2007 – 2009 – 2014 – 5th place 1999 – 2001 – 2003 – 2005 – 2007 – 2009 – 2011 – 2013 – 2015 – 2017 – 2019 – 1991 – 4th place 1995 – 1996 – 4th place 1998 – 6th place 2000 – 6th place 2003 – 2005 – 4th place 2006 – 4th place 2008 – 2009 – 2011 – 4th place 2012 – 2013 – 4th place 2015 – 2016 – 2017 – 4th place The following 20 players were named on 26 February 2020 for the FIH Pro League matches against Argentina on 28 February and 1 March 2020.
Caps updated as of 1 March 2020, after the match against Argentina. Head coach: Darren Smith The following players have been called up for the national team in the last 12 months or are part of the current training squad. Official website FIH profile
Amy Astley is the editor-in-chief of Architectural Digest as of May 2016. She was editor of Teen Vogue, which launched in January 2003, she was named to edit the new magazine in June 2002 by Anna Wintour, editor-in-chief of Vogue and editorial director of Teen Vogue. Astley became Beauty Director the following year. Prior to Vogue, Astley was an Associate Editor at House & Garden for four years, after beginning as a decorating assistant in her early 20s. Astley was the editor of Teen Vogue's four test issues, which were published from 2000–2002; the American Society of Magazine Editors nominated Teen Vogue for a 2003 General Excellence Award in the 250,000-500,000 circulation category. In addition, Teen Vogue was named Adweek magazine's 2004 Startup of the Year. Teen Vogue's circulation rate base increased to 900,000 with the October 2006 issue from its previous level of 850,000; the magazine is produced in the new Euro magazine size. Speaking to Forbes on her ten-year vision for Teen Vogue, Astley hoped to master digital domination, saying "We have to keep inspiring, surprising and leading our audience on every platform from print to YouTube to the newest, latest innovation."
A graduate of East Lansing High School, Astley holds a BA in English from the College of Arts and Letters at Michigan State University, where she was a member of the Honors College. She lives in Manhattan with their two children. Amy cites Anna Wintour as her professional mentor whom she admires saying, "She is not a talker, she is a doer – and I watch and learn! She never rests – she is always growing and expanding her brand, adapting to the times."